Flooring Structure

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Solid Bridging

Bridging goes between floor joists.

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Floor Joists

Floor joists are an important part of any floor.

Install a Subfloor with Tongue and Groove Boards (Part 2)

A fast and simple way to make or fix a subfloor.

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How to Install Adjustable Joist Hangers

You'll need them if you're building your own floor or deck.

How to Attach Furring Strips over Concrete Part 1

Furring strips are a crucial part of any plywood subfloor.

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What Is Self-leveling Compound?

A chemical mixture used to smooth uneven floors.

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Installing Granite Flooring Tiles

Granite flooring tiles definitely add attitude to any space.

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Care and Maintenance of a Cork Floor

A cork floor can give a room a natural, organic look.

Installing wooden flooring on top of a concrete sub floor.
3 Options for Uneven Floor Repair

Before you can install new flooring, your subflooring must be even. If it's not, check out three easy solutions to fix the problem.

Wooden floor joists and rebar laid out for a wood foundation.
Sistering Floor Joists: 6 Mistakes to Avoid

Sistering floor joists is a project that should be handled carefully. Learn to avoid these six common mistakes and avoid a big headache.

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How to Attach Furring Strips over Concrete Part 2

A wood furring strip is easy to install.

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Removing Damp Membrane Waterproofing

A damp membrane defeats the entire purpose of having one.

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How to Repair Sunken Parts of Raised Floors

Raised floors have become more popular in offices.

How to Make a Ramp for Raised Flooring

Learning how to make a ramp for raised flooring.

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How to Install Steel Floor Joists

Larger homes often use these to handle the structural load.

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4 Facts About Raising Uneven Floors

If stuff rolls off your tables, you may have uneven floors.

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Tips for an Easy Subfloor Repair

Subfloor repair might seem like a big job, but you can easily and successfully do this project on your own if you follow a few tips. You will need to repair your subfloor it it has been damaged by water. Underground expansions, plumbing and tree roots may also cause damage to the subfloor. Before you

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Tips for Tiling Over Waterproofing Membrane

Floor waterproofing membrane is employed to deal with damp floor problems. They are used to fully isolate the dampness from slab to the top surface finishing material such as tiles. Floor Condition If the floor slab is in a very bad condition, it is better to replace it. In many situations the floor

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How to Set Tile with Isolation Membrane

The isolation membrane prevents transmission of any flooring problems from the floor to the tiles. It evens out the surface and provides a firm foundation for tiling. Tools and Materials Needed: Isolation membrane flooring roller utility knife thinset grout trowel sponge mixing containers

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Leveling a Concrete Subfloor with Isolation Membrane

Leveling a concrete sub floor with an isolation membrane is an easy way to increase the usability of the area while adding comfort to the subfloor. The only thing to remember when accomplishing this task is to level the sub floor and clean the entire area before laying the isolation membrane down, otherwise

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Installing Bitumen Membrane Properly

A bitumen membrane on roof is used to create an extra layer of roofing that gives an additional protection, insulation as well as sound-proofing qualities to the roof. The use of membrane roofing virtually wipes off the necessity of making gravel roofs, which are very difficult to look after or repair.

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Use Isolation Membrane to Tile Over Uneven Concrete

Using isolation membrane to install tile over concrete that is uneven may take a little than it would take to apply it to a backer board made of concrete. Isolation membrane is used on cracked or uneven concrete that needs to be tiled over. It prepares the surface before tile is actually applied to it.

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Installing Laminate Flooring Around Obstacles

Installing laminate flooring alters the look of your room in an instant. Not only does it make the d├ęcor look bright, it also is an easy-to-install option. The best part is that such flooring can be put up even when there are obstacles around the room in the form of pipes, poles and similar things.

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Install Floating Laminite Floor Around a Bathtub

Installing a floating laminate floor around the bathtub can seem like an impossible task for the average homeowner, but in actuality, it is not as complicated as it may seem. This type of flooring, when installed correctly, can give you years of reliable service and can be installed by anyone. Tools

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Avoiding Obstacles While Installing a Floating Laminate Floor

A floating laminate floor can be installed over concrete, wood, linoleum or vinyl tile. There are a number of obstacles to avoid when installing a floating laminate floor. The surface must be dry, flat, and smooth. Any carpeting and underlayment must be first removed. If the sub floor is a below grade

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How to Install a Floating Laminate Floor

Installing a floating laminate floor in your home is a great way to get the hardwood-floor look without the added expense. The great thing about this type of flooring is that it can be installed over the top of most other floorings, rather than having to take the existing floor off. However, this material

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Sleeper Subfloor Installation

A sleeper subfloor installation will definitely decrease the height of the ceiling, but the subfloor will add additional insulation for the room or the entire home. The installation of the subfloor involves the laying down pieces of lumber to elevate the subfloor before actual installation of the subfloor

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Subfloor Installation Tips

Subfloor installation for hardwood and laminate flooring needs some specific preparation. Use the following tips for preparing your subfloors: Remove Older Subfloors Ensure that all traces of the damaged/weathered subflooring are comprehensively removed. For this, use a wrecking bar. These are very useful

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How to Remove Your Basement Subfloor

A basement subfloor usually is removed when making repairs or remodeling efforts. The subfloor is the layer under the main flooring that is installed to allow the main flooring material to be easily installed on top. The usual material used is plywood, but sometimes, it can be made of concrete. Removal

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Tips for Installing Isolation Membrane

Isolation membrane is a durable material installed underneath ceramic tile floors to protect them from becoming cracked due to heavy foot traffic. This material can also be used to patch small individual tile cracks as well as to cover an entire subfloor. Adding isolation membrane is a straightforward

Refinishing Granite Flooring

Granite flooring provides eyeball appeal to your home.

2 Different Types of Raised Floor Systems

Essentialy there are two main types of raised floor systems.

How to Disassemble a Raised Floor

If you are installing any type of wiring or floor heating.

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Joist Support

A joist support braces the floor joists.

How do I connect floor joists to a wall that has no header joist?

In order to attach your floor joists correctly.

5 Ways to Compensate for Sloping Floors

Sloping floors are both unattractive and uncomfortable.

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How to Instal Flooring Underlayment

A good flooring underlayment provides cushioning and soundproofs the room.

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How To Lay Linoleum Tiles Diagonally

Linoleum tiles are very useful in some areas of the house.

How to Lay a Plywood Subfloor Part 2

A plywood subfloor is required when the old floor moves.

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Steps To Laying A New Subfloor

Damaged subfloor can lead to drafts and leaks.